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11 Greatest GWAR Moments

Gwar
Brad Barket, Getty Images

We pay tribute to one of metal's greatest and most innovative live bands. Here, Loudwire presents the 11 Greatest GWAR Moments.

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See the First Tweets From Metallica, Slayer, Slash, Black Sabbath, David Draiman + More!

Metallica Slayer
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Today (March 21) marks Twitter's eighth birthday. Although the iconic social media platform was launched in July 2006, it was March 21, 2006 that Twitter was officially founded. We've all seen how Twitter has changed the world, but do you remember the site's humble beginnings? It's a bit of a blur, but thanks to Twitter's 'Discover' feature, we can see the very first tweets sent out by your favorite rock and metal musicians.

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10 Best Alice in Chains Songs

Alice In Chains
Eddie Malluk, Wire Image

It's not an easy task choosing the 10 best Alice in Chains songs, especially with their stellar history, but we're giving it a shot. Pearl Jam and Nirvana may have gotten a little more glory in the early '90s but it's hard to pick a band that was more influential on hard rock music for the next two decades than Alice in Chains. The group cranked out one of the most impressive catal

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Rock and Metal Musicians Share Their Biggest Real-Life Spinal Tap Moments

Spinal Tap
MGM/Embassy Pictures

The legendary mockumentary 'This Is Spinal Tap' celebrated its 30th anniversary this month. The film hit theaters on March 2, 1984, and became the stuff of legend. The movie followed the fictional hard rock band Spinal Tap, who experienced a string

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10 Best Anthrax Songs

Anthrax
Megaforce/Island

Other heavy metal bands may have enjoyed more stable lineups than New York thrash icons Anthrax, but few of these acts have been anywhere near as fascinating or productive. Astoundingly successful, too, if you consider

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Escape the Dead: Craig Mabbitt’s ‘Walking Dead’ Recap, Season 4, Episode 12

Eleven Seven / AMC
Eleven Seven / AMC

In addition to being Escape the Fate‘s lead singer, Craig Mabbitt is a diehard viewer of ‘The Walking Dead.’ For Season 4 of the hit AMC show, Mabbitt has signed on to write an exclusive recap of each episode for Loudwire. Check out his rundown of Episode 12 below:

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40 Worst Rock Tattoos of All Time

Ozzy Osbourne / Dave Grohl

The worst rock tattoos come in all shapes and sizes, with not even the most respected musicians spared. For those who have eternally committed awful ink onto their bodies, we 'salute' you and offer our readers the 40 Worst Rock Tattoos of All Time.

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10 Best Black Sabbath Songs

Black Sabbath
Vertigo

Black Sabbath’s historical standing as the definitive heavy metal band is pretty much beyond dispute, but try finding any kind of consensus about the band’s best album, best song, even best singer, and you'll get a myriad of answers. We know you'll continue to rant and rave long after

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10 Best Metal Albums of 2004

Corey Taylor, Bill Kelliher, Howard Jones
Lisa Maree Williams, Getty Images / Karl Walter, Getty Images / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

The mid-2000s saw heavy metal start to reach different heights as nu-metal was starting to fade away and a new crop of bands were poised for the global stage. In 2004, we saw a huge burst that once again shook the metal community as metalcore became the weapon of choice for so many extreme metal fans. After getting their start in the underground, bands like Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall saw their hard work pay off in unimaginable ways. At the same time, the underground was still churning out all sorts of different styles while some legends resurfaced with their best album in quite some time.

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Motorhead Cage Match – Robots Vs. LEGO

Compressorhead vs Lego Motorhead
YouTube (2)

Yes, the Cage Match is usually reserved for brand new hard rock tracks vying for attention or classic cuts just adding to their legacy, but every once in a while, we here at Loudwire see a matchup that is just too good to pass up. As such, this Cage Match is a battle featuring two unique takes on a Motorhead classic.

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